She did it just to fulfill her own dream. Thus, the central theme of this musical is the bossy demanding of a mother is not the best way to treat children. A mother should know with her heart that each child has different talents. Not everybody has an ability to perform on the stage. The song “May We Entertain You” is a great example to see June’s performance compare to Louise when they are on the stage.
After watching the recording version of Shrek the Musical, I consider that it is a successful production if the purpose of this musical is to amuse audiences and bring them an enduring audio-visual feast. As a musical that is created based on a blockbuster, the basic story framework is without novelty – an ugly but kind-hearted ogre experiences lots of dangers with a friend, saves the princess like a hero and wins her heart in the end. However, I have to admit that Shrek the Musical does a fantastic job to convert a movie into a Broadway show, considering the high level of complexity and difficulty for a team to humanize animated characters and imitate scenes. There are a lot of details, including Pinocchio’s growing nose, in the musical that show off the elaboration. Undoubtedly, the scenery is one of the brightest spots in this musical.
The musical West Side Story is without a doubt one of the most popular and memorable musicals ever to be created. The makers of the musical include composer Leonard Bernstein, lyricist Stephen Sondheim and librettist Arthur Laurents. This musical is often analyzed for being based off of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, however there are other underlying themes that should be acknowledged as well. In particular there is a constant stream of racism seen throughout the play. From Lieutenant Schrank’s aggressively offensive remarks, to Anita’s flip-flopping mindset, and even in Tony and Maria’s love for one another, racism is a perpetual theme throughout the musical.
Bohemian Rhapsody by The Queens, why you ask? I mean have you heard of it. It is a complex mixture of rock, pop, classical, theatrical, I could even say rap and emo. From the start up until the end it will lead you into different simulating emotions. One part you will be crying, another part anxious, then you will jump for joy, then it will make you feel so awkward, then cry again, then it will make you belt out a note you did not even expect you will hit.
The Purpose of Music in Twelfth Night In the book, Twelfth Night, many of the characters ask the fool of the story, Feste, to sing songs for them about the nature of love and life. The characters ask the fool to sing these songs for them because they misunderstand the nature of love and life. The songs of the fool are the solution to the problem of the character’s misconceptions about feelings and their fate. The fool’s first song to Sir Toby and Sir Andrew is very similar to the one the fool’s second song to Orsino as they are both about what they misunderstand about love however they all of misunderstand the meaning of the song. At the end of the play, the fool sings a song to the audience about what some of the characters in the story did wrong and the true nature of life.
Romeo vs. Tony Character and Theme Comparison William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Arthur Laurent’s West Side Story were both tragic, romantic, works. West Side Story was a close variation of the play Romeo and Juliet, but the author of West Side Story changed characteristics of Tony to differ from his Romeo and Juliet equivalent, Romeo. Tony became more of an introverted, optimistic, and innocent character. On the other hand, Romeo was outgoing, seemingly bipolar, and violent. These changes in character between Tony and Romeo altered the themes from societal expectations, fate over free will, and complicated families to societal expectations in the 1950’s, inevitability of fate, and gang rivalry due to racism.
James Black (1975)”. In Romeo and Juliet both Romeo and Juliet where experiencing romantic issues. Romeo being turned down and Juliet being forced into marriage.Due to this they both were searching for a bastion from these issues. This leads them to see each other and imagine love. That is a fairly strong theme, and is fairly minuscule theme in the story, at least compared to the rest.
“I fear, too early; for my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars...” (I.IV.391). This bit of foreshadowing at the start of the play illustrates that fate pulls the strings of the show. Regardless of Romeo’s foreboding caution about the Capulet party, fate pushes him in. From the very beginning, we see that the characters have minimal free will. Romeo is not the only character that fate toys with, though.
Close-ups of Charlotte and Bob are used when they dance romantically while singing. The whole scene depends on the minimum dialogue emotional language between the two characters, and it is communicated through their facial expressions and reactions to each other shown by use of close-ups on the characters’ faces. This editing technique is combined with camera movement to achieve the feeling of continuity, making the audience feel like they were bystanders watching this beautiful confluence of events occur. Furthermore, it helps create a romantic tension and love between the two characters with every moving shot. Camera movement takes the viewer taken to a world of fantasy in that a sense of wanting to know what is next, what action will set off, and what will make them finally show the true emotions that they have been hiding from each other since they
Yet, when asked why he wants to sing, Tenor responds by saying “I want to be rich and famous… I want it all. Move over, Richard Tucker. Here comes Tony Candolino” (34). Put off by his flamboyant declaration, Maria is harsh when pushing him to understand his character. Unlike Second Soprano, Tenor is able to adjust to what Callas asks of him.